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on consignment

[of goods] having been placed in a store for sale, with payments made for the goods by the operator of the store only if they are sold. The artist placed his work in a gallery on consignment. I will attempt to sell your clothing on consignment.
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on consignment

Turning over goods for an agent to sell, with the provision that payment is made only on completed sales and that unsold goods may be returned to the consignor. For example, This secondhand shop accepts items of clothing on consignment. [c. 1700]
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on consignment

With the provision that payment is expected only on completed sales and that unsold items may be returned to the one consigning: The retailer accepted the shipment on consignment.
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But the company's goal is to draw consignment vehicles mostly from individual car owners who seek help in selling their vehicles.
Now that you've decided a consignment shop is a feasible venture, you should start by figuring out what it takes to operate a successful store.
Because of the large quantity of merchandise in the market, consignment is more prevalent than five years ago," he said.
With all consignment information held at a remote data processing facility, customers can feel reassured that their service requirements are being supported by a 100% resilient IT system.
Holland, Spain, Italy and Denmark have all exported beef with spinal cord still attached to the UK in the past, with Germany sending an appalling eight consignments, sparking calls from the NFU for exports from the country to be banned by the Commission.
Firstly, the consignor delivered the consignment on board.
The unique models of My Sister's Closet and Well Suited enable consignors to receive payment as soon as their items sell, which is atypical for the consignment industry, where consumers often wait months to see their money.
In its follow-up investigation, the CFS found that in the past year (from last October till now), a total of 10 consignments of products (including the consignment of product involved in the complaint) were pet food and had been exported from Brazil to Hong Kong by the exporter listed on the health certificate concerned.
Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra handed over the third consignment of relief assistance to the Ministry of Disaster Management Sri Lanka.
The wheat was bought in three 25,000-ton consignments at USD 178.
As per preliminary reports, the drug consignment was kept at a cache site for handing over to another narcotics gang.
CONSIGNMENT is a stylish black and white mystery set in 1950's suburbia.
The consignment is to be transported by land to the Gaza Strip, in co-operation with UNRWA and WHO.
The consignment came from Dhaka and we have taken everything in our custody.
She, along with her husband Eric, founded Back to the Rack Consignment, where folks can buy and sell quality items at a lower cost.